NO ONE HAS EVER GOTTEN RICH FROM WORKING THEIR 9 TO 5 JOB.
Okay, that’s not true. I think the count is up to 5 people that have had a regular 9 to 5 job and have gotten rich (but I can’t find anything on any of them). We are NOT talking about the CEO’s and people who make tons of money in their regular job.
We are talking about the regular people like you and I who work and get paid a weekly or bi-weekly paycheck that slightly covers our bills.
All 5 of these people (all men) were Redick-ule-sly stingy and never spent a dime on anything they did not have to. They all drive a car from the fifties and brought their lunch from home every day. They paid their bills on time and did not spend any money past their real needs. None of them had a family and were very anti-social.
Well, I could not find anything on any of the people I had heard about but I wanted to at least provide you something that could help if you choose to stay on your 9-5 job forever.
How To Get Wealthy As An Employee will help you succeed but it will not allow you to have the time freedom, and relationships we all want. You may reach a comfortable level of financial independence, well maybe.
The best way to achieve the type of success the very rich have is to have your own business.
Now many people have issues with this statement. I guess I understand.
It appears that people lack vision and they wonder why they’ll parishes? I know the biggest problem most people have when you say start your own business is that they don’t have money to start a business.
I never said buy a franchise! I said, start some kind of business you would love to do. If you are not sure what type of business you should start, I understand. So, here are some helpful hints to get your brain started.
What hobbies do you have? Can you make money from it? How? Answer the question…How could you make money from your hobby?
My first business was a photography business. I had a “Vivitar Camera”
Yes, this one! I was taking photos everywhere I went. A friend asked me to take some photos of her. I did and then another person asked me to do the same. The light bulb went off. When the third person asked I said I’ll have to check my schedule and I’ll call her back (I did not have a schedule) I needed time. I went to a friend who was a printer. I had 100 cards made up as me being a freelance photographer.
I called the girl and set a time to take her photos. While I was taking her photos I saw someone who had a better camera than I and asked if he took photos for a living. I hired him to be my on-call photographer. I did the with three other people who had their own cameras. Then I changed my company name to “Cameo Photography”. I did Wedding, Portfolios, and Portraits. I never took another photograph. I called all my on-call real photographers to do the work and I stayed home. I collected the money and the film, paid the photographer for the photos I wanted and gave them to the client. I kept over 50% of the money.
I hope this example gives some people some ideas. You can start a business on almost nothing if you think.
Tomorrow I’ll help you develop some ideas for your own business.